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State employee PAC endorses Apodaca

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The political action committee of the State Employees Association of North Carolina announced that it has endorsed state Sen. Tom Apodaca, a Hendersonville Republican.   Read Story »

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Teachers rally for Wood

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Teachers and other educators rallied for state Senate candidate Rick Wood on Sept. 13, promising to become "Woodworkers" for the Democratic nominee running for the seat held for 12 years by Tom Apodaca.   Read Story »

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Apodaca names campaign committee

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State Senator Tom Apodaca is turning to a longtime ally to chair his re-election campaign.   Read Story »

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Wood kicking off fall campaign with rally for schools

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Democratic candidate Rick Wood is kicking off his fall general election campaign for the state Senate with a Public Education Rally on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the auditorium of West Henderson High School.   Read Story »

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Local delegation clashes in high-profile coal ash blowup

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The collapse of a coal-ash cleanup bill late Thursday night pitted Hendersonville legislators Tom Apodaca and McGrady against one another in a fight over the high-profile bill as the 2014 legislative session came to an end.   Read Story »

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48th SENATE DCT: 'Why not give voters a choice?' Wood says

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A Henderson County School Board member since 2008, Rick Wood had grown increasingly frustrated with the state Legislature's treatment of public schools.   Read Story »

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48th SENATE DCT: Apodaca adapts to the heat

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RALEIGH — On an elevator ride after his coal ash bill sailed through a Finance Committee meeting, Tom Apodaca and his fellow passengers give wide berth to a pregnant lobbyist, joking that she may explode in the 100-degree heat that has blanketed Raleigh.   Read Story »

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Cleanup bill tags Asheville coal ash pond 'high risk'

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State Sen. Tom Apodaca, taking the lead on the state's coal ash cleanup law, filed legislation today that outlaws construction of new coal ash impoundments, requires new and stricter monitoring of groundwater around the ponds and requires utilities to file cleanup plans with the state. The bill also puts Duke Energy's Lake Julian coal ash pond high on the cleanup priority list, designating it a "high risk" impoundment.   Read Story »

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Apodaca joins leaders announcing 11% teacher pay raise

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State Sen. Tom Apodaca joined Senate leaders on Wednesday who announced a dramatic new pay proposal that would give teachers an 11 percent pay raise in exchange for giving up tenure.   Read Story »

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Apodaca ranked 2nd in effectiveness

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State Sen. Tom Apodaca ranked second in an annual evaluation of legislators' effectiveness conducted by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.   Read Story »

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Wood, Apodaca spar over Duke Power donations

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N.C. Senate candidate Rick Wood criticized state Sen. Tom Apodaca over a Duke Energy coal ash spill into the Dan River, saying the incumbent "would be in a better position to speak out for legislation to remove coal ash dumps if he would stop accepting campaign contributions from Duke Energy."   Read Story »

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Apodaca 'dead serious' about killing coal ash ponds

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State Sen. Tom Apodca has turned into one of the strongest voices in his party calling for immediate action to eliminate the threat of coal ash ponds to North Carolina rivers.   Read Story »

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Insurance fight helps fill Apodaca's campaign fund

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A fight between insurance giants helped fill state Sen. Tom Apodaca's campaign treasury last year.     Read Story »

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Hospitality industry honors Sen. Apodaca

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N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association, the leading association for North Carolina's $18.8 billion hospitality industry, has named Sen. Tom Apodaca as its Hospitality Champion of the Year.   Read Story »

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Apodaca will run on record of job gains, local service

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State Sen. Tom Apodaca said he plans to run on his 12-year record in the state Senate when he faces challenger Rick Wood this fall.   Read Story »

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Wood kicks off education-centered campaign

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MILLS RIVER — Backed by a team of advisers with more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, Rick Wood kicked off his campaign for state Senate on Saturday, promising to reverse decisions he said have crippled North Carolina schools.   Read Story »

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